This port town in southern France has proven irresistible to everyone from conquering ancient Romans to artists like Vincent Van Gogh, who painted more than 200 works here, most famously, the Café Terrace at Night. Found at the northern tip of the Camargue—a delta region where the Rhône River meets the Mediterranean Sea—the sun-drenched capital of the Provence region continues to spark the imagination. On an Avalon river cruise through the Provence region, you’ll travel back in time by visiting well-preserved sites like the Arles Obelisk, the Roman amphitheater, the Romanesque Church of St. Trophime, and the Gallo-Roman burial road. Use your free time to wander the riverbanks of Arles, buzzing with present-day energy.
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